The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s, Department of Continuing Education is pleased to offer Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface Products for Forest Professionals with Riley Côté-DeMerchant as lead instructor. The dates are February 20th & 21st, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM each day. The course will be held in room 224 of the Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Specific course details including an instructor profile, application form, and tuition costs are included in the course registration form (link at end of article).
As LiDAR accessibility continues to increase, more industries are adopting the technology and discovering its practical and cost-saving applications. Resource industries including forestry, mining, and energy, are using LiDAR to increase efficiencies and lower operational costs. These industries are continuously discovering new ways to manipulate and apply data to better their operations, such as discovering watercourses and previously undetected structures and growth patterns.
Much like the GIS, LiDAR has the potential to revolutionize the forest industry. The availability of LiDAR derived Enhanced Forest Inventories has recently become more common and available across many land bases in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, presenting forest professionals with an unprecedented amount of relevant data. The available information ranges from basic tree height, to more complex and detailed inventory attributes such as diameter distribution of stems throughout a stand. Further, EFI provides highly detailed information on the ground, including elevation data, percent slope and, and accurate hydrographic information.
The Maritime College of Forest Technology is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop:
“Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) terrain and surface products for Forest Professionals”
The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) from Tuesday, February 23rd until Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.
Riley Côté-DeMerchant, of Leading Edge Geomatics, will be your instructor for this course.
This course will introduce students to the basics of LiDAR; what it is, how it works, and why it is an economical choice for data collection and analysis. An overview of LiDAR equipment, and discussion of predicted upcoming LiDAR advances, applications and trends will also take place. Riley will also provide insight into the cost-savings that Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG)’s LiDAR products and services provides. You will find out exactly how LiDAR technology can:
Lower operational costs
Identify high value wood products
Analyze variation in forest growth and performance
Reduce negative environmental impacts
Improve change detection
Account for within stand variability across the landbase
If you require overnight accommodations MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
Office: 506 458 0649 Fax: 506 458 0652
The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) from December 1st – 3rd.
Instructors for the course will be:
Peter Garrahan, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 30 years of experience in industrial drying systems and
wood drying research. Peter is a regular instructor with kiln operator courses in various regions of Eastern Canada
Marc Savard, FPInnovations, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 20 years’ experience in research and testing
on the drying of Eastern S-P-F. Marc regularly presents seminars and workshops on lumber drying.
MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.